Antec DF-85 – Externals
The actual case itself, is a reasonably nice looking piece of kit. Like the box it’s huge and though the styling is catered more to a gamer than an enthusiast it still has a reasonably professional look to it; from certain angles.
There is a fair chunk of plastic on this chassis though, one such example of said material being the large, clear plastic grill on the side panel.
The front panel has some thick plastic clips covering the 5.25″ drive bays. I’m not really sure why, but they do.
They pop out fairly easily and are also simple to remove completely should you want to install an optical drive.
Beneath the 5.25″ drive bays you have two plastic bedecked fans covered in grills and dust filters to protect the interior.
The bottom right of each bay has a small fan controller knob which allows you to fine tune cooling and noise levels.